Laketran and partner agencies continue to provide donations through Lake County Mobile Food Pantry

The Lake County Mobile Food Pantry will continue to provide free, fresh produce to Lake County seniors with weekly distributions at locations across Lake County.

Laketran announced new distribution dates from April 2023 through September 2023 with the Lake County Mobile Food Pantry alternating locations between Lake Erie Church in Madison, New Hope Baptist Church in Painesville, Wickliffe Senior Center and the Laketran Mentor Park-n-Ride.

Lake County seniors, 60 years and older, may register for one pick-up per month. Participants must certify annual gross household income is at or below $25,759 for a household of one and $34,839 for a household of two. Pre-registration is required for the 100 spots available each week.

Distributions are Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the following locations:

Lake Erie Church, 2300 Hubbard Road: April 4, May 2, June 6, July 5 (Wednesday due to the holiday), August 1, September 5

New Hope Baptist Church, 428 Jackson Street: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12

Wickliffe Senior Center, 900 Worden Road:  April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19

Laketran Mentor Park-n-Ride, 8650 Market St: April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26

To register for a pick-up, call Lifeline at 2-1-1 or the Council on Aging at 440-205-8111. Participants can call Laketran at 440-354-6100 to arrange a ride to pick up your produce.

The program is a collaboration between Laketran, Lake County Commissioners Senior Services, Lake County Council on Aging, Lifeline and the Greater Cleveland Foodbank. The agencies work together to secure food donations and each play a role in taking reservations, managing volunteers and distributing the food.

The Lake County Mobile Food Pantry is a retrofitted 12-passenger Dial-a-Ride bus operated by Laketran. With its traditional passenger seating replaced with shelving, the retired bus is now providing fresh produce to thousands of Lake County seniors.